For any job search, whether it is temporary or embodies your career ideal, you must first take care of your CV and cover letter template in order to showcase your skills. You can do the same with your LinkedIn profile, a great showcase for potential employers, as long as it is neat and up-to-date.
Use the resources offered by Emploi-Québec or jobbank
Depending on your needs, a call or a visit to your Local Employment Centre (LEC) can consolidate your job search efforts. Whether it is to obtain help in highlighting your skills on your CV, or through job search assistance through workshops and groups, there are many resources.
Turning to employment agencies
A must in the search for temporary employment, employment agencies meet a need: to find work quickly and to concentrate your search in one place. The advantages of this type of resource are undeniable: your job search is centralized and most often successful, not to mention the benefits of a salary paid weekly by direct deposit. This is an interesting option if you are looking for flexibility or if you want to accumulate experience in a sector where you may not have any.
Diversify your research
Many websites specialize in job postings, often grouped according to different sectors, allowing you to focus on your area of expertise and core competencies.
Many jobs never land on job sites and are filled without being posted: that’s why it’s important to be proactive in your search, to target companies that interest you and to get in touch with them. For a job in retail or in the restaurant business, nothing is better than walking around your neighbourhood, with a few resumes in hand, and meeting the managers of the businesses that inspire you.
Leveraging your network
Last but not least, spread the word about your job search. Your loved ones and acquaintances all have a network that differs from yours, and you may be two steps away from the job of your dreams!